Star Tracks: Ashford & Simpson

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Just when I had almost given up on Black Love [I am still recovering from the break-up of Fantasia and Young Dro] here comes Ashford & Simpson in all of their Luster’s Pink Oil Mosturizer grandeur! Glory be to God!

The longtime songwriting duo’s first ever CD / DVD set Ashford & Simpson: The Real Thing is in stores today and features “mesmerizing performances” of all of their classic records. Young Jeezy and Keyshia Cole, this can still be you if you are willing to work it out! Do it for Neffie, do it for love, do it for a check.

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Kendu Ain’t Having It

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So why was Monica on stage singing that damn hard? She was doing a tribute to Willona Woods, of course.

Tidbits of behind the scene gossip from the BET Honors leaked out earlier this week. Here’s the scoop via That Bitch from Rhymes with Snitch:

The second annual BET Honors taped the other day and gossip is starting to leak out from behind the scenes. They say producers were really hot to have Keyshia Cole sing a tribute to Mary J. Blige, who was honored along with Tyler Perry and Magic Johnson, but Mary’s husband/manager nixed the idea claiming there too many comparisons between Mary and Keyshia as it is. Instead, Monica and Anita Baker sang the tribute to Mary while Keyshia was relegated to introducing choreographer Judith Jamison.

I blame the show producers and Kendu for this! K-Ci should have performed the tribute – - alone. It makes all of the sense in the world to me. More arrival flicks of Monica and Mary after the jump.

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In Case You Missed It: Daddy’s Girls

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Watch the premiere on MTV.COM

Survey says, I can’t!

I would write a quick re-cap of last night’s premiere episode of Daddy’s Girls but I fell asleep after about five minutes of the show. The Simmons Sisters along with their friend Alysia and cousin Jessica just couldn’t keep my attention. I haven’t seen 20 minutes of scripted dialogue that bad since the episode of Snoop Dogg’s Fatherhood when Keyshia Cole gives Choc [quiet on set!] voice lessons on the set of her music video. I was waiting for the camera crew to slip up and show Jo Jo holding cue cards with the girls’ lines written on them in crayon.

Now if you are looking for a Monday night show that has minimal fuckery but is still pretty entertaining I suggest Momma’s Boys! The show’s resident racist is my favorite cast member!

By the way, am I the only one who noticed that Angela and Vanessa’s apartment looks just like the one that Lauren and Audrina shared on The Hills? Kudos to MTV for going green!

TYRA MAIL!

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I finally watched the hour long season finale of Keyshia Cole: My Family Is Responsible For My Relevancy on Sunday night and it was nothing short of life altering!

When Frankie visited a college to learn more information on becoming a veterinarian and found out that the courses would take longer than she expected she said “fuck effort,” Neffie and her man Soullow got tatted up with each others tragic names before he asked for her dusty hand in marriage in Las Vegas, and Keyshia got her eyebrows plucked to perfection by world renowned tang master Damone Roberts!

Other Frankie highlights include her using Neffie’s infant son to select a mattress for her new bedroom set and the shocking revelation that she has a 5 year old kid roaming the Earth.

Keyshia is the opening acting, Neffie is the headliner, and Frankie is the after-party! It was a certified Man Down – Code 10 Situation at Keyshia’s platinum party at the Velvet Room in ATL. More pictures after the jump.

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Quick Flicks: 2008 Power99 Holla-Day Jam

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Keyshia had a hell of a fashion fumble a couple of weeks back but she has been looking good every since. Although I’m giving that Solange-approved jacket the side-eye of death there is no denying she stepped her stylista game up this year. Andre Leon Talley would be proud! Now if she could only get Neffie’s eyebrows and nape area on board.

She performed at Power 99′s Holla-Day Jam in Camden, New Jersey last night along with Lil’ Wayne, Keri Hilson [she not gon' give up, no she ain't gon' let up] and Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes.

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From The C+D Vault

If you follow me on Twitter then you may remember me comparing Keyshia Cole’s vocal abilities to American Idol sensation Rhonetta Johnson on last night’s episode of ‘The Way My Family Embarrasses My Black Ass.’ Since then I’ve been stuck in rewind mode and have been watching Netta every hour on the hour. And looking at my watch its about that time.